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As the largest orthopedic physician group in the Midwest, and one of the largest in the country, you are sure to find a clinic that best meets your needs.

October 11, 2012

Judi N.

Judi N., who is pictured using her longarm machine, suffered a broken arm which kept her from being able to work. With the help of Twin Cities Orthopedics, Peter Holmberg, MD and the Fridley team of physical therapists, she is now once again able to assume her full job responsibilities.” I am so thankful to each and everyone who treated me,” she said. “I would highly recommend Twin Cities Orthopedics to everyone I know.”

October 11, 2012

Kerry H.

It only took a month for Kerry H. to return to the links after his total replacement with Andrew F. Arthur, M.D. He was pain-free and playing better than ever. “Within the next week I had walked three 18-hole rounds,” he said. “My handicap has dropped from 20 to 14 this summer.” Not only that, but he hit a hole in one (pictured). “How could I be more delighted?” he said.

October 11, 2012

Sharelle P.

Sharelle P. (pictured on left) had a total knee replacement performed by Dr. O’Neill (pictured) as a part of the Excel Orthopedic & Recovery Program at Twin Cities Orthopedics.The program’s focus of providing an all-encompassing patient experience helped her make a rapid recovery from surgery. “I had confidence in my knee right away,” she said. “I haven’t really had any pain and am able to do things I haven’t done in years.”Excel, which debuted in June of 2012, provides patients with coordinated care from day one to full recovery with personalized service from their surgeon and a nurse practitioner. This includes an orthopedic recovery suite that offers specialized orthopedic care, with 24-hour RN care, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy. “The environment was much more comfortable than the hospital,” said Sharelle. “I was there because I was recovering and not because I was sick.”As a part of that coordinated care patients attend Excel Camp, a class that prepares them for surgery and introduces them to the staff they will be in contact with before and after the procedure. “They explained every step of the process in great detail and answered every question I had,” said Sharelle. “I was very well prepared for what was to come.”In addition to preparing Sharelle for her surgery and recovery, the friendliness of the Excel staff helped put her at ease throughout the entire experience. “From the person who greeted me at 5:30 a.m. to the person that rolled me out to my car” the staff was outstanding, she said. Throughout her recovery in the private orthopedic suite, Sharelle said she “quickly received assistance when needed” and “saw my surgeon everyday that I was there.”

October 1, 2012

Dick S.

My G.P. sent me to see Dr. Sherman in 2007 for lower back pain and hip pain. I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis and needing a new hip. Dr. Sherman operated in June of 2007 to correct the stenosis. Dr. Szalapski operated in August of 2007 to replace my right hip. Both surgeries went very well, I couldn’t have asked for better results. I have been back to see Dr. Sherman for neck pain and pain and numbness in both hands. I was diagnosed with carpel tunnel in both arms. I have recently had surgery for carpel tunnel in my right arm (Dr. Bakker) and I’m looking forward to having the left arm done. The doctors and surgeons at Twin Cities Orthopedics have met my needs in every way. I recommend Twin Cities Orthopedics to everyone!

July 30, 2012

Mike O.

In October/November 1996 Dr. Owen O’Neill performed reconstructive surgery on my right knee for a completely torn ACL and partially torn Meniscus. Dr. O’Neill’s professionalism was second to none and the results of the surgery speak for themselves. In 2003 at the age of 37 I entered the profession of Law Enforcement. I passed all the physical demands of the academy, have served 4 years on a SWAT team to include hundreds of hours of physically demanding training and countless real life situations. I have passed multiple physical fitness tests in my 11 years of law enforcement and my knee has stayed strong through it all as well as injury free. I run 2+ miles a day 4-5 days a week and do strength training on my legs without any issues. Thank you Dr. O’Neill.

May 14, 2012

Elaine O.

I was having terrible hip pain when I first saw Dr. O’Neill. He diagnosed me with bone on bone osteoarthritis in my right hip and told me I needed a complete hip replacement surgery. I had the direct anterior surgery on May 14, 2012. I can’t believe how fast I recovered. I was back to square dancing five weeks after the surgery. I didn’t use my walker after two weeks, nor a cane after three weeks. There was no need for any physical therapy or exercises. Before surgery, I could no longer sit on the floor, square dance, go shopping for groceries, walk up or down the basement steps to do laundry. I am so thankful Dr. Foley from Fairview referred me to Dr. O’Neill. I didn’t know that this Direct Anterior Surgery was even available. I was soooo fortunate to have found Dr. O’Neill and his assistant Jessie. I have already referred at least two other people to them.

Here is a recent picture of me grooming my poodle who likes to lay on our floor when groomed.

April 27, 2012

Val R.

“I underwent right total knee surgery (with Dr. Asp). Two months and eight days later, I am walking without the horrible pain I was enduring prior to my surgery,” said Val.”I am grateful for my orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Jonathan Asp, and the surgical team who performed my surgery; and to all of my physical and occupational therapists who encouraged me during all of the exercises to get me back to my present status, as a functioning and healthy 72-year-old adult female.”

March 22, 2012

Gail C.

I would recommend Dr. O’Neill and his staff to everyone considering having a hip replacement. I also would definitely recommend the Direct Anterior Hip Replacement procedure! The hip pain is GONE!

March 21, 2012

Milaina F.

I would like to thank Dr. O’Neill and his team for the excellent job they did replacing my left hip.

Dr. O’Neill is a very good doctor; it’s hard for me to find the words to praise his work.

He’s my hero. He has very skilled hands. My standard of living improved dramatically after the operation. I have no pain, when I’m walking and I can walk a lot. I have even became a member of a fitness club.

I would definitely recommend Dr. O’Neill to others who need a similar operation. Even more so, if I would ever need another replacement I would absolutely go back to Doctor O’Neill.

March 21, 2012

Diane P.

I highly recommend Dr. Owen O’Neill at Twin Cities Orthopedics. Dr. O’Neill has a lot of experience in the new direct anterior hip replacement procedure. He gained my trust by taking the necessary time to honestly answer my questions. I had surgery in December. I went home after two nights in the hospital. I did not need to go to a nursing home transitional care unit nor did I need outpatient physical therapy. This was a huge cost and time savings. I quit using a walker and cane the second day I was home. I drove after ten days and I had my right hip replaced. I had no pain, just incision soreness and leg muscle stiffness. My leg muscles were weak due to avoiding walking for the past two years because of hip pain. I work in a transitional care unit in a nursing home and I see the people who had complications with hip replacement surgery. I put surgery off way too long. Today, I would not think twice if I need my left hip replaced. And – the surgeon will be Dr. O’Neill.

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